Chiropractic in Charlottesville

Chiropractic care is a profession that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the muscles, joints, and nervous system. It has recently been recognized as a good first line defense when facing lower back pain to prevent surgery. It is thought that chiropractors only treat the spine, but there are a variety of other conditions that can benefit from treatment. People across all age groups may benefit from chiropractic care to reduce pain and increase function throughout their daily lives and recreation.

Chiropractic has classically been thought to only consist of spinal adjustments, but has evolved into including treatments that improve the body’s ability to function normally. In addition to adjustments, our chiropractic staff offers exercise programs, soft tissue techniques including Active Release and Graston. We offer a variety of adjustment techniques to meet the needs of each individual ranging from manual adjustments to gentle drop table and instrument assisted adjusting.

Chiropractors are also skilled in providing advice on lifestyle and ergonomic modifications, which are often necessary to help you achieve the best outcome possible from treatment. 

At Balanced, the difference is in our name! We believe in Chiropractic care that has a more Balanced and comprehensive approach. Chiropractic care needs to be more comprehensive, such that adjustments generally require additional treatments to increase the effectiveness. Individualized plans are developed for each patient following a comprehensive evaluation, so there are no cookie cutter approaches to care. 

What sets Balanced Chiropractic Apart

  • We don’t offer free or discounted examinations, but we can guarantee they will be more comprehensive and in-depth
  • Treatment plans are created to get you feeling better quickly, not to keep you coming back for unnecessary treatment
  • No imaging done unless fracture or other pathology suspected
  • No use of “fad” treatments
  • Treatments are tailored to the individual and not rushed

Treatments available

  • Spinal adjustments: Promotes release of endorphins in your body to get you out of pain quickly. May include manual adjustments, instrument assisted, drop table, or activator techniques to fit individual needs.
  • Therapeutic Exercise: Perfect for after an adjustment. Gets you moving while your body is feeling better following the adjustment.
  • Soft tissue techniques: Used to calm down irritated tissue to reduce spasm and improve blood flow to injured areas. Our chiropractor is certified in specialty techniques including Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston.

 

 

 

Chiropractic FAQ

  • What conditions do Chiropractors treat?
    Chiropractors are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. Chiropractors can also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
  • Is chiropractic treatment dangerous?
    The short answer is no! Most significant adverse events occur because they have been developing for many years. Adverse events occur in less than 1% or patients
  • Why does Balanced not perform imaging on everyone?
    Imaging is not needed to treat underlying conditions. It should only be used to rule out potentially serious conditions. There is little to no association between pain and dysfunction and imaging results in most cases. Posture is different for everyone; there is no correct posture.

    We order imaging to rule out serious pathology.
  • Are my bones really out of alignment?
    No! While some bones may become very slightly rotated due to muscular tone, your bones are right where they need to be. Adjustments are extremely effective in reducing pain through endorphin release and decreasing muscular tension to improve spinal movement.
  • Do I need a referral for chiropractic?
    No referral is needed in Virginia. You can call to make an appointment today!
  • Will my insurance cover my visits?
    We are in network with many insurances. Check out our payments page to see if we accept your insurance. If we do not, we will make every effort to make your care affordable.